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Friday, August 31, 2018

Number 1 fallacy

I will pull my child out from martial arts to study!

Wow..
I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this over the years  and its flawed on so many levels.

It will give  them more time  to focus ?
Absolutely not!
Your child is not going to study  from the moment they get home to the time they go to bed. They will not study  all weekend either.

They will be less tired?
Energy  builds energy.
Fitter people are not only stronger they are more focused and mentally tougher.

Click on the YouTube  clip and find out more..https://youtu.be/BDZnR2OG8r4


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Age no limit

The power of martial  arts is just amazing ...

My oldest  student to test for black was 69, niw a 2nd degree we call him Super Mario and is well into his 70's.

On the other end how young is too young?

Mikalya appeared on national tv and there is no one more confident  and motivated tgan this young girl..
Check out the YouTube  clip where she performed  without hesitation.

All children have amazing potential , all they need is the opportunity!

Click on the link https://youtu.be/dmGYkuSgiyg
5 year old Mikayla winning hearts

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Agree to Disagree

Be it marriage  equality, climate  change, coal fire  power stations , immigration to name just a few  topics of enormous debate currently..

My hope is with this and with any discussion though  that friendships  are not based on everyone  agreeing all of the time.
It would  be terribly  sad if we get to the stage no one one comments and no one  opens any discussion  in fear of disagreeing.

Agree or disagree  we are so very fortunate  to live in an amazing  country  where everyone has every right to disagree within  the boundaries  of the law  without fear of being  ostracised or even physically  being beaten ...

Food  for thought...
Wishing everyone  peace & respect...even if I may not  agree with you  lol

God  bless

Thursday, March 30, 2017

#1 Fallacy - Parents take note

#1 Fallacy
Pulling your kids out of martial  arts will give them  more time  to focus on study and school?

As well  intentioned parents maybe  this  is the biggest single mistake any parent could make without a doubt!

It's well documented  the benefits of good exercise...martial arts takes that exercise to another level developing habits for  life such as Focus, Discipline  and the "will" to succeed!
Yes  they need to "harden" up.
Do you not think  your child  needs these attributes  to succeed academically?

Over 35 years  I have zero doubt they do  as the best students  in martial arts all became great students  in study..its No coincidence

A good martial arts school is part of your child's  study  success formula

Friday, May 06, 2016

Whats my motivation?

My motivation?
If you are motivated solely by money you are in the wrong business!

I worked 4 jobs for 12 years to ensure my family are ok and I can enjoy my martial arts guilt free and ensure there is never any money pressures at the school. I never wanted to look at students as $$$$$

For the first 6 years of me running my own school I did not see a single cent..more often than not I paid the rent out of my own pocket and even got a loan on behalf of my instructor...I did all that I could for him as a loyal student.

I never want or expect that for my students and have always offered to pay.

Yes I do want more students and that's not because I want more money but simply because after 34 years I love & believe in what I do!



I had someone say to me the other day they have made a lot of blackbelts for me....wow
Firstly you got paid and getting a black belt is all about the student not me, am I wrong?

Money is important but not more important than people ..
Not more important than loyalty and friendships!

Maybe I am just old school but I believe it's good school. ..I will make sure everyone that teaches for me is in the same school not just physically but mentally.

My passion is to teach and help..always was and always will be....

Sadly more and more people want to open martial arts schools with the number 1 motivation being $$$.

It should be a passion to teach and change lives by producing amazing martial arts students and as a consequence of doing a great job the money comes...


Yes the money comes well after not before! 


Martial Arts For Life

Valuing Older people

 " I raised 4 kids in one room.  Today My children now have 4 houses but do not have a room for me "
                               Translated the message is clear. ..more respect for our elders is needed.

Have times changed the value of elders , the value of family?

It's why I love the martial arts as Respect & Loyalty to family are not only taught but promoted first and foremost.

I just dont' see schools teaching such values and as such the role martial arts schools play in everyday loves is becoming more & more important

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Don't let fear stand in the way of a great result

I don't  want to watch matches where fighters are so afraid to lose they avoid the fight or simply hold and stall with no plan or motivation to take the fight to them.

I love it when MMA fighters or when two BJJ competitors with the potential and ability to put on a hell of a show deliver and really do amazing stuff..everyone congratulations the loser as much as the winner! 

So if you are going to compete then dam well go for it! 

Losses happen like it or not so let people see what you can do. It's an old cliche  but it's so true  "fortune favours the brave".... 
You will create more chances and you will win the crowd and feel so much better knowing YOU gave it your all.

I teach my students to believe in themselves and conquer  their fears...in every fight and in every day of their lives.

There is nothing worse than choking with fear and not letting fly with your abilities; deciding your destiny and the result is so much better than leaving it to the judges.

"Don't let fear stand in the way of a great result"

Check out  Martin Nguyen's last fight in Manila....our fight pholosophy in action

Great excitement and a even more amazing result
  "Martin Nguyen (def ) Vs Li Kai Wen (TKO punches) 
          ONE Championship 41" on YouTube
                https://youtu.be/J1P9xijl6Ko

                                                                               Fari Salievski
                                                        Martial arts Teacher - Mentor - Fight Trainer
                                                                   www.martialartsforlife.com.au

Monday, January 04, 2016

Hapkido Combatives "Art in Action"





Sometimes words are not needed....."Art In Action"

My lifes' work can be seen through my students

www.martialartsforlife.com.au